Budget Ultralight Backpacking Gear List (Under $1,000)

Budget Ultralight Backpacking Gear List (Under $1,000)

A high-quality, budget backpacking gear list for beginners. Everything you’ll need for multi-day hikes, section hikes and thru-hikes in 3-season conditions.

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The Best Hiking Shoes For Lightweight Backpacking

The Best Hiking Shoes For Lightweight Backpacking

Planning a long hike and looking for a good pair of shoes? Here are five popular hiking shoes that are perfect for lightweight backpacking and hiking…

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The Best Lightweight Backpacks For Thru-Hiking And Multi-Day Hikes

The Best Lightweight Backpacks For Thru-Hiking And Multi-Day Hikes

Planning a long hike and looking for the right backpack? Here are five lightweight backpacks that are ideal for long-distance backpacking and thru-hiking…

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Download: Backpacking Gear Planner 2.0

Download: Backpacking Gear Planner 2.0

Here is the new version of my Free Backpacking Gear Planner Spreadsheet. This tool helps you quickly and easily design a backpacking gear list in just minutes.

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“The Big 3″ Most Important Backpacking Gear Items

“The Big 3″ Most Important Backpacking Gear Items

Backpackers spend a lot of time, money and effort trimming ounces from their backpacking gear in the quest to lighten their load. But, in my opinion a lot of the time it’s wasted effort. If you want to significantly reduce your pack weight concentrate on these three items…

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How To Make An Ultralight Backpacking Pot Cozy

How To Make An Ultralight Backpacking Pot Cozy

A pot cozy is an essential part of the ultralight backpacker’s kitchen. This simple DIY project can help you to conserve cooking fuel, simplify and automate your trail cooking (and cleaning) and provide a convenient carrying case for your cook pot and accessories.

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How To Hike 15 to 30 Miles A Day (With Example Itineraries)

How To Hike 15 to 30 Miles A Day (With Example Itineraries)

Are you planning a long hike that will require you to hike 15, 20 or 30 miles every day? Here are some tips (and example itineraries) for hiking long distances.

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5 Heavyweight Backpacking Gear Items You Can Replace With Ultralight Alternatives

5 Heavyweight Backpacking Gear Items You Can Replace With Ultralight Alternatives

One way to reduce your pack weight is to get rid of unnecessary gear. The other way is to replace essential gear items with lightweight alternatives. Here are five gear items you can replace to reduce your pack weight…

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Thru-Hiking Tips Part 2

Thru-Hiking Tips Part 2

Last week I posted an article with some tips for thru-hikers. Here is Part 2 of that series, with more information about footcare, diet, gear weight, managing finances, staying positive and not quitting…

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